Curt-Eric Holmquist

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Curt-Eric Holmquist
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Holmquist performing in July 2010
Curt-Eric Gunnar Holmquist

(1948-06-20)20 June 1948
Gothenburg, Sweden
Died20 July 2021(2021-07-20) (aged 73)
  • Conductor
  • director
Years active1964–2021
Musical career
Associated actsCurt Haagers

Curt-Eric Gunnar Holmquist (20 June 1948 – 20 July 2021) was a Swedish conductor.

Holmquist first helped the Swedish dance band Curt Haagers in 1966. He played the organ in the band until he left in 1969. He conducted the Swedish entry, "Diggi-loo Diggi-ley", in the 1984 Eurovision Song Contest[1] and performed by the Herreys it won the contest. Holmquist conducted the Swedish entries for the Eurovision Song Contest on six occasions: 1984, 1985, 1987, 1990, 1993 and 1997. In addition to conducting the Swedish entries he also conducted the Belgian entry in 1985.

Holmquist was program director at Liseberg.[2] He was also conductor at Lotta Engberg's sing-along shows (Lotta på Liseberg) at Liseberg.

Holmquist died on 20 July 2021 from leukemia, at the age of 73.[3]


  1. ^ "Diggi-loo diggi-ley - lyrics - Diggiloo Thrush". 21 March 2010. Retrieved 22 November 2011.
  2. ^ "Lotta på Liseberg - allsång med Lotta Engberg - Stora Scenen". Liseberg. Retrieved 16 May 2018.
  3. ^ Juliusson, Carl Magnus (21 July 2021). "Kapellmästaren Curt-Eric Holmquist är död". Göteborgs-Posten. Retrieved 21 July 2021.
Preceded by Eurovision Song Contest conductor
Succeeded by

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